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February 25, 2013
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A Guide to Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery
Prepare for and mitigate unforeseen events in your datacenter. Read how it's done at Adventist Health Systems. Inside: Steps to Deliver Highly Available Patient Care, Uncover Disaster Recovery Myths and Realities, Top 10 Disaster Recovery Best Practices, A Quick-Start Guide to Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery 101 - The Basics. Download now.
  Technology Trends 
  • Provider informs patients of possible data breach
    Heyman HospiceCare in Georgia has informed almost 2,000 patients about a possible breach of security involving personal information stored on an unencrypted company laptop that was stolen from the car of an employee last month. Compromised data included patient names, Social Security numbers and birth dates. Healthcare IT News (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HIT alliance establishes new workgroup
    A new Cybersecurity Working Group has been formed by the Health Information Trust Alliance to support a recent presidential executive order that focuses on reducing online data security dangers. The Cybersecurity Working Group is responsible for bringing business and technological approaches and policy in line through new standards, procedures and methodologies that will help prevent cybersecurity problems. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (2/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  EHRs and MU 
  • Calif. firm launches free EHR software
    California-based Kareo has released a free EHR tool that is accessible via an iPad application or a Web browser. Doctors can use the app to view EHRs containing medications, allergy notes and problem lists, and they can use the software to keep track of interactions with patients and make notes. Health Tech Zone (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • App backs verbal orders for tests, scans
    Intermountain Healthcare and M*Modal have created a computerized physician order entry application that uses speech recognition software to allow doctors to dictate orders and send them to an EMR system. The app, created for Apple devices, is capable of supporting verbal orders for nursing procedures, laboratory tests and imaging scans. Health Data Management (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Advancing Care With IT 
  • UHIN taps SES for HIE project
    A partnership has been formed between Secure Exchange Solutions and the Utah Health Information Network to offer a secure clinical data sharing service to providers in Utah. SES supplied the software foundation for UHIN's e-mail system, called cHIE Direct, that allows doctors to securely transmit and receive health records for various purposes, such as hospital discharges and consultations. Healthcare Informatics online (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • WEDI HIX Virtual Event: An Overview of Health Insurance Exchange and What It Means to Your Business
    Join us for a day of online virtual education and networking with peers and experts in HIX at the free WEDI HIX Virtual Event: An Overview of Health Insurance Exchange and What It Means to Your Business on Friday, March 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presentation topics include:
    • HIX 101
    • State Approaches
    • NPRM/Final Rules
    • Eligibility and Enrollment - Medicaid
    • Eligibility and Enrollment - GHP
    • Medicare Advantage: Lessons Learned
    • 834 and 820 Transactions
    • Financial Reporting
    • Technical Assistance for Carriers
    Add this free event to your calendar and sign up today! Registration is open! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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